Father God, I pray for those hostages. They are your sons and your daughters. Father, I ask You to comfort them in this time of distress. Father, I ask You to strengthen their minds, their bodies, their spirits, right now in the name of Jesus. Father, I ask You to cause a song of praise to rise up within them. Father, I ask You to work a miracle in this situation. Father, I am reminded of Paul and Silas, singing in the jail, watching their shackles fall off and the door to the jail open. Father, I pray for a miracle of that magnitude, so noone can take the credit but YOU.
Father, I ask You to bring comfort to their families. I ask you for strength for them as well. Father, give them peace, knowing that no matter what happens, YOU are in control.
Father, I pray for the people of Minneapolis. I pray, Father, for the families of those who died and were injured when that bridge collapsed. FAther, I ask for peace, for divine healing for the hurting. Father, for those whose loved ones are missing, I ask you to wrap your arms especially around them. Father, I cannot imagine the deep grief. I ask you to send the Comforter. Father, I pray that You are glorified in this situation as well.
Father, I pray these things in Jesus name.